Lawrence Summers is clashing once again with the Harvard Faculty. This time it's over his recent at comments an NBER conference on work-force diversity. Last year, he caught some heat over his clash with Cornel West of Harvard's African Studies program.
Being a university president must be one of the most frustrating jobs in the world. While the majority of academics are healthy people who genuinely want the best for their schools, academia has more than a few people with enormous egos (ya think?) and personal fiefdoms to protect. If a university president stands for anything, he or she will inevitably step on someone's toes.
Here's a link to the article.
Arnold Kling tells us why the issue is important.